Knowing about a home’s insulation is an important part of assessing how much energy your new purchase will consume, and should be considered before making such a big investment. While a first step is to examine the heating and cooling bills over a three-year period, the next step should involve working with your realtor and exploring the following questions to ascertain whether you desire the house under consideration that will provide you with comfort and cost savings.
Insulation has been identified as a cost effective way to save energy and its benefits include keeping the heat outside in summer and inside in the winter.
Common locations of insulation in an energy efficient home
NAIMA Canada promotes energy efficiency and environmental preservation through the use of fibre glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation, and encourages the safe production and use of these materials. NAIMA Canada members used more than 136 million kilograms of recycled material in the production of their mineral fibre products in 2014.